Before people can focus on rebuilding their life after a battle with substance abuse, they have to regain strength in their bodies and minds so that they can. This is why many people’s recovery from substance use starts with medical detoxification, an essential part of the journey, and a critical phase of recovery.
Maryland House Detox, a proud Delphi Behavioral Health Group facility, is located in Linthicum, Maryland, which is near Baltimore and a short drive from Washington, D.C., our nation’s capital. We are the state’s first and only free-standing detox center in the state.
We opened our doors to provide a place where people can receive detox services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in an environment that encourages them to work toward full-time sobriety. Our spacious facility offers comfort, sobriety, and services to help people safely end their dependence on substances so they can start working on a brighter tomorrow.
Our comprehensive drug and alcohol detoxification services are designed to help people who must contend with an uncomfortable period of withdrawal from drugs and alcohol before they enter an addiction treatment program.
People who are in withdrawal can experience various symptoms that disturb their physical and mental health. These symptoms can start within 24 hours of using their last substance of choice.
Among these are:
- Appetite loss
- Nausea, vomiting
- Dilated pupils
- Sweaty, clammy skin
- Unhealthy pale appearance
- Sleeping difficulties (insomnia)
- Rapid heart rate
- Foggy thinking
- Mood swings
- Jumpiness, shakiness
A person’s symptoms can vary according to the substances they were using before starting detox. Depending on the severity of their dependence as well as what drugs they were using, a person in detox could receive medications and medical treatments to help treat these symptoms to make withdrawal bearable. This helps keep people in recovery to receive the treatment they need.
This is a critical point in addiction recovery because, without professional help to stave off these symptoms, many people pick up their drug of choice again to make their discomfort stop. This practice, known as a relapse, is highly risky. Stopping the use of addictive substances and then getting back on them after a break raises a person’s risk of having an overdose, which could lead to death.
We help people detox from various substances, including opioids, which are an epidemic across the country. It is the major public health crisis that helped prompt us to open a center to help people who want to end their opioid dependence and give themselves a chance to make a new start.
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Once medical detox ends, individuals review their options for a treatment program that addresses their needs. This placement is made with the individual in mind, and many factors unique to them are reviewed before a placement is made.
Settings can range from residential treatment, which requires an extended stay at a facility for 30 days or longer, to outpatient treatment services, which offers more flexibility in one’s schedule as they attend a treatment program that works for them.
All placements provide clients with the right setting for their needs. To learn more about the various placements along the continuum of care, as explained by the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
All of these settings along the continuum offer therapies that help people understand their addiction and what they can do to address them. A treatment facility can also offer help with aftercare services that help ensure a person new to recovery continues to receive the help they need as they start life after treatment.
Maryland House Detox offers assistance with these placement services as soon as one shows readiness in mind and body to begin treatment. We can help you find a quality facility in the area or one in another part of the country.
Give us a call today to see how we can help you start the transition into a quality treatment program that could save your life.